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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 28, 2016

Lynn Horsley and Dave Helling of the Star, and Steve Kraske of KCUR's Up to Date and the Star, talk about the coming earnings tax election in Kansas City, the chances of a contested - and violent - GOP convention in July, Rex Sinquefield, and Sen. Jerry Moran's endorsements of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Music "Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod

Mar 21, 2016

The Kansas City Star's Dave Helling and KCUR's Steve Kraske discuss the results of the Missouri presidential primary, the chances for a contested Republican convention, and Sen. Claire McCaskill's cancer diagnosis. Music “Folk Round” by Kevin MacLeod.

Mar 14, 2016

Dave Helling and Scott Canon of the Star discuss the Trump phenomenon, protests, and the Democratic race in Missouri as the state prepares to vote in the primary Tuesday.

Mar 8, 2016

The Star's Dave Helling and Steve Kraske of KCUR and the Star discuss Saturday's Kansas caucus, the politics of race, and Nancy Reagan's impact on the White House.  Analysts said the March 5 Kansas caucuses were the most competitive presidential contests in the nation.

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